Of all the reasons that people have been fired for, you wouldn't think an emoji could be one.

A Chinese employee was reportedly fired for replying with an 'ok' emoji to her boss on a messaging app.

Source: Kapwing

The manager of the bar in Changsha asked the employee to send some meeting documents, to which the employee sent an emoji.

Source: Iemoji

He said-

You should use text to reply to the message if you have received it. Don’t you know the rules? Is this your acknowledgement?
Source: 9GAG

And then things escalated pretty quickly and absurdly as he asked the employee to contact the human resources department and sort out her resignation.

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The employee said,

The resignation is still being processed. I have worked for many years and this is my first encounter with this kind of stupid situation. I am good-tempered therefore I didn’t retaliate.

Not just this, as of now the bar requires all its members to respond with 'Roger' when they receive instructions.

Source: Tenor

And here you thought your boss was an a**hole.